Gilead: Government Oppression In Dystopian Literature

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The government of Gilead is oppressive. Government oppression is another element commonly found in dystopian literature. Offred is constantly being watched by many government officials such as: The Angels, The Aunts and The Eyes. These officials were meant to be feared. Offred said, “The Angels…were objects of fear to us, but of something else as well.” (pg 4). These officials point of existence is to make sure the citizens of Gilead follow the rules or else they will be reported to face a consequence. Not only are the citizens physically watched, the women are tattooed with a number. Offred said, “four digits and an eye, a passport in reverse. It’s supposed to guarantee that I will never be able to fade, finally, into another landscape. I
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